You will love this homemade Honey Glazed Cornbread for a great side dish or even a quick breakfast.
Honey Cheddar Cornbread Recipe with Honey Glaze for an Old-Fashioned Taste
It’s that time of year when the weather starts to turn a bit cooler and chili and corn bread are right around the corner! We look forward to making plenty of cornbread each season and this recipe is one of our favorites!
Here is a great homemade cornbread recipe that uses less sugar but still tastes delicious.
We often make this to go with our chili, and believe you me, there are many BIG pots of chili made in our house during the long winter months. Big Big Pots!
Good old fashioned homemade sweet honey cornbread is still a good choice for a chilly morning breakfast. Serve right along side your scrambled eggs and bacon for a delicious breakfast.
Ingredients Needed for Honey Glazed Cornbread:
- Olive Oil
- Baking Powder
- Yellow Corn Meal
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
You will love this delicious honey cornbread for breakfast or dinner. Serve right along with your favorite bowl of chili
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons light olive oil
- 1-1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup yellow corn meal
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
Beat the eggs slightly. Add sugar, honey, oil, milk, salt and baking powder; stir to blend.
Add in corn meal and flour and stir through.
Fold in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
Spread evenly in a 9 inch pan and sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese and a small amount of sugar on top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Let cool for about 10 minutes. Mix together melted butter and honey. Drizzle over cornbread.
Bake cornbread until top is golden brown. Mix together the honey and melted butter – drizzle over the top of the baked cornbread.
Cornbread is a delicious side dish for many soups, chilis, stews and bbq. Serve cornbread with your favorite vegetable soup or even a decadent creamy soup like our creamy tomato soup.
What Does Honey Cornbread Taste Like?
A yummy sweet piece of fluffy bread that goes with so many amazing recipes like soups, chili and your favorite bbq. Cornbread has a unique and delicious flavor that is derived from cornmeal. It has a slightly sweet and nutty taste.
What to Serve with Honey Glazed Cornbread
We hope you enjoy this Honey Cornbread Recipe and here are two great Chili Recipes to go with it! One Pot Chili Mac or a delicious White Chicken Chili Recipe
You will also fall in love with our healthy & delicious old fashioned blueberry crisp — > Blueberry Crisp
What other Ingredients can be added to cornbread?
Cornbread can be enhanced with various ingredients to add additional flavors, textures, and nutrients. Here are some common ingredients that can be added to cornbread:
Cheese – Adding shredded cheese, such as cheddar or pepper jack, to the cornbread batter gives it a rich and savory flavor. The cheese melts during baking, creating pockets of gooey goodness.
Jalapeños or other peppers – Chopped jalapeños or other peppers, like serranos or poblanos, can be added to the batter to give the cornbread a spicy kick. The heat from the peppers balances well with the sweetness of the corn.
Bacon – Adding cooked and crumbled bacon to the cornbread batter adds a smoky and savory element. It provides a nice contrast of flavors and a slightly crispy texture.
Herbs – Fresh or dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or chives can be added to the cornbread batter to impart a subtle herbal aroma and flavor. This can elevate the overall taste and add a touch of freshness.
Sweeteners – While traditional cornbread tends to be on the savory side, some variations include sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or sugar. These additions enhance the natural sweetness of the corn and create a sweeter, dessert-like cornbread.
Corn kernels – Adding whole corn kernels to the batter provides extra bursts of sweetness and texture. It also adds visual appeal to the cornbread.
Onions – Sautéed or caramelized onions can be incorporated into the batter to add a savory and slightly sweet flavor. They contribute a rich depth to the cornbread.
Spices – Spices such as paprika, chili powder, cumin, or garlic powder can be added to the batter to give the cornbread a unique flavor profile. Experimenting with different spice combinations can yield exciting results.
Buttermilk – Substituting part or all of the regular milk with buttermilk can add tanginess and tenderness to the cornbread. Buttermilk also helps to activate the leavening agents, resulting in a lighter texture.
Nuts – Chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts can be added to the batter for extra crunch and nutty flavor. They can be mixed into the batter or sprinkled on top before baking.
These are just a few examples, but the possibilities for adding ingredients to cornbread are nearly endless. Feel free to get creative and experiment with different combinations to discover your favorite variations!